Difference Between Ganache And Truffle Filling?

Baking By kger Updated 6 Oct 2010 , 9:24am by AnnieCahill

kger Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 6:33pm
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Every recipe I find for White Chocolate Truffle filling seems awfully ganache-y to me. Is there a difference?

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brincess_b Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 6:44pm
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Depends what the recipe is... Many high quality truffles are made with ganache, it can easily be a good cake filling too.

sugarMomma Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 6:55pm
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They are basically the same recipes using the same ingredients, where ganache has different ratios of chocolate to cream depending on the consistency you want and the type of chocolate. Once it cools and hardens, it is scoopable to be use as truffles.

AnnieCahill Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 9:04pm
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If you look up recipes for truffles, you'll see that it's ganache that's allowed to harden to a semi-soft state, so it can be rolled.

kger Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 1:43am
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So what are you using for White Chocolate Truffle cake filling? I'm not sure if I should do a ganache-y type of recipe or take a box of white chocolate pudding and heavy whipping cream, or go buy a vat of Bettercreme at Sam's and mix some concoction that way...

AnnieCahill Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 9:24am
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If you want a truffle type filling, then go with the ganache. If you want something lighter and more mousse/pudding like, then you could mix pudding with the Bettercreme as you suggested.

Hope this helps!

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